DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Nicole Lucey (Keene, N.H.), a back for the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer team, has recently been honored for her academic achievements in the classroom.

Lucey was inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Delta Phi Honor Societies, along with being chosen as Student Fellow for the College of Liberal Arts. All such honors were based entirely on her academic success and were awarded through a highly selective process.

As both a sociology and French major with a 3.66 grade-point average, Lucey was chosen as a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society based on her achievements and academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. With her induction into the oldest and most prestigious scholarly honor society in the United States, Lucey joins an elite group that includes members such as Bill Clinton, George Bush, Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, Elizabeth Dole and Helen Keller.

Lucey was inducted into the French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, after completing three or more 600- or 700-level courses in French at the time of the election. Her induction is also based on having achieved a certain GPA in French courses and in overall studies, along with the recommendation from members of the faculty regarding her commitment to French, as well as her character.

Aside from such honors, Lucey was chosen as Student Fellow for the College of Liberal Arts based on her dynamic background and stellar academic records. As Student Fellow, Lucey will accompany the Dean to a number of academic activities as a representative of the College of Liberal Arts.

Being elected as Student Fellow only occurs once a year and the selection process is conducted by the College of Liberal Arts. The selection process is not only highly competitive, but it is only awarded to a handful of students to represent the university and its respective academic departments.

Lucey was also recently chosen to participate in a 12-week summer internship in Québec, Canada. Lucey will be one of five interns working in various offices of the Québec Government as part of the Gérin-Lajoie Québec-U.S. Internship Program, which was created as a joint venture between the Washington Center of Internships and Academic Seminars and the Government of Québec.

From May 19-Aug. 8, Lucey will receive valuable insight into Québec society, its political institutions, economy and culture, all while living at Laval University and participating in seminars, workshops and cultural events in addition to on-the-job training. This summer also marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec, providing Lucey and her fellow interns with an exciting cultural celebration experience.

Athletically, the co-captain started every game at back for the Wildcats, leading them on and off the field while contributing to a defense that played a major role in the Wildcats’ eight shutouts, as well as their 0.88 goals-against-average and .820 save percentage that were ranked 67th and 76th in the country, respectively. Lucey was also named to the America East All-Championship team for her solid play in the America East Championships.
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